STATE COLLEGE: Film series 3— Plastic Paradise

The Love Your Planet Spring 2018 film series is presented through a joint effort of PA IPL member congregation Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Centre County’s Green Sanctuary Committee, and frequent partners Foxdale Village Green Committee, and the PennState Sustainability Institute, and the Penn State University Libraries.

The films are free, open to the public, and are held on the 3rd Wednesday of the month, February through April.

April 18 PLASTIC PARADISE
The Midway Atoll has become ground zero of the syphoning of plastics from three distant continents. Filmmaker Angela Sun sets out on a journey to uncover this mysterious phenomenon, meeting scientists, researchers, and volunteers who shed light on the effects of our rabid plastic consumption and learns the problem is more insidious than we could have imagined.

STATE COLLEGE: Earth Hour vigil

Rescheduled from March 21 due to uncertain evening road conditions.

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As part of the extended Earth Hour 2018, PA IPL member congregation Trinity Lutheran Church will hold a short 25 minute candle-light vigil, from 7:20-7:45, immediately after the Holden Prayer Service. Schedule.

Participants will have the chance to reflect on the call in the “Lenten Fast for Creation” for the date to capture our joy in Creation, and on how Creation strengthens our spirit, how we see it changing, and how we can protect it. 

Participants are invited to join the congregation for soup, salad,  and sandwiches in the Fellowship Hall beginning at 6:00 PM

 Contact Karl Raynar for details. 

STATE COLLEGE: Earth Hour party and silent auction

Come for terrific and varied music, sustainable and delicious snacks, a lemonade bar, and a candlelit hour from 8:30-9:30.  Admission is free, but this is a fundraiser for Pennsylvania Interfaith Power & Light, so bring your checkbook… donate directly, or purchase terrific silent auction items donated by local supporters.

Bring old friends, and make new ones!

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STATE COLLEGE: Film Series 2 — Bag It

The Love Your Planet Spring 2018 film series is presented through a joint effort of PA IPL member congregation Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Centre County’s Green Sanctuary Committee, and frequent partners Foxdale Village Green Committee, and the PennState Sustainability Institute, and the Penn State University Libraries.

The films are free, open to the public, and are held on the 3rd Wednesday of the month, February through April.

 

March 21 BAG IT
Plastic infiltrates our lives in unimaginable and frightening ways. In this touching and often funny film, we follow “everyman” Jeb Berrier, who embarks on a global tour to unravel the complexities of our plastic world. What starts as a film about plastic bags evolves into a wholesale investigation that exposes how our crazy-for-plastic world has finally caught up to us and what we can do about it.

April 18 PLASTIC PARADISE
The Midway Atoll has become ground zero of the syphoning of plastics from three distant continents. Filmmaker Angela Sun sets out on a journey to uncover this mysterious phenomenon, meeting scientists, researchers, and volunteers who shed light on the effects of our rabid plastic consumption and learns the problem is more insidious than we could have imagined.

STATE COLLEGE Film: The True Cost

The Green Sanctuary Team of member congregation Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Centre County and our friends on the Green Committee of Foxdale Village Retirement Community have extended their very successful film-and-discussion collaboration into 2018!  Join them for free screenings and discussions of a variety of films.

January’s film, The True Cost is a documentary about the clothes we wear, the people who make them, and the impact the industry is having on our world. The price of clothing has been decreasing for decades, while the human and environmental costs have grown dramatically.  Free and open to the public.

STATE COLLEGE: Film and discussion—Earth The Operators’ Manual

The Church of the Good Shepherd (Good Shepherd Catholic Church to most locals) is celebrating a Season of Creation from September 1-October 4 (the Feast of St. Francis) this year.  In the leadup to that season, their Living Laudato Si study group

welcomes everyone —community members and parishioners— to join them in the Parish Hall for a viewing of Episode 1 of Earth: The Operators’ Manual (54 min.), followed by a discussion with Ken Davis, member of Good Shepherd and a climate scientist at Penn State.  

The series is informative, watchable, hopeful, and even funny at times, and will give us lots to talk about.  Official description below the trailer.

 

Earth: The Operators’ Manual. An operator’s manual helps keep your car or computer running at peak performance. Earth science can do the same for the planet. Join host Richard Alley – PSU professor, registered Republican, geologist, former oil company employee and expert on climate change and renewable energy — on a high definition trip around the globe to learn the story of Earth’s climate history and our relationship with fossil fuels. In this documentary, a diverse cast of Earth “operators” are proving that when the Earth’s bounty meets human ingenuity, there are many reasons to be optimistic about our energy future.